The closure and subsequent destruction of the nice old building that housed the original Don Don was one of the saddest moments of 2013. Opening just metres around the corner, the new space doesn’t provide the same intimacy between customer and chef that made it so appealing. Rice Workshop, a fellow Japanese take-away in the city, is a worthy successor to the much admired concept of fast-food eating.
On a domestic street by the station, outside Springvale’s commercial hub, lies Nam Giao. It is quiet compared to the chaos of grocery-purchasing bodies a few streets across. I prefer being part of a crowd when eating, but I came here because of a recommendation that the bún bò huế is the best in the area.
Officially, Rose Garden is a Cantonese BBQ restaurant, but the view of hanging meat in the window, synonymous with the cuisine, is barely visible from outside, only small in size and quantity. The best dishes here are not siu mei butchered at the front, rather what is prepared in the noisy hustle out back (this theory is not yet conclusive).
The Grub Scavenger was previously located at Blogger, but this host site ultimately was just not right for me. I have past experiences on WordPress with other blogs and am nearly always satisfied with its functionality and appearance. This Melbourne-based food blog is now back in process. Enjoy the flavours.